Community Partners

Contemporary at Blue Star

Nonprofit Partner

How Contemporary at Blue Star impacts San Antonio's shared Community Vision

Contemporary at Blue Star presents exhibitions with artists from San Antonio and around the world sharing their global perspectives that encourage understanding, empathy, change, and action, fulfilling our mission to inspire, nurture, and innovate. The Contemporary contributes fresh insight and perspective on larger issues affecting society and culture by highlighting trends, movements, and conversations happening in art. Founded for artists by artists in 1986, the Contemporary has grown to encompass a professional staff, a robust calendar of onsite and offsite exhibitions, community collaborations, creative youth development programs, international exchange opportunities for artists, and public art projects. The Contemporary is a destination for residents and tourists alike. It is dedicated to equity and social justice in all its endeavors, including through its commitment to artists with social practice, equitable payment of artists through transparent W.A.G.E. Certification, tuition-free youth arts education programs, and community-centric fundraising.

Community Results Impacted

Racial Inequities Impacted

  • Education (College Access and College Completion)
  • Small Business and Nonprofit Support
  • Workforce Development

Contemporary at Blue Star serves:

  • Geographic Area Served
    Internationally: Including Bexar County and/or City of San Antonio
  • District 1 District 2 District 3 District 4 District 5 District 6 District 7 District 8 District 9 District 10
    City Council Districts Served
    All Districts

Economic Impact:

$1,190,811 in revenue

Fiscal Year 2020

Coalitions and Collaborations:

  • None

Participation in SA2020 Capacity Building:

Powered by 61 People:

  • 9 Staff
  • 8 Interns
  • 24 Volunteers
  • 20 Board Members

Fiscal Year 2020